Berwyn biker on life support

By: Anthony Garcia

After being involved in a biking accident on Dec. 3 around 5 p.m., a Berwyn bike rider remains in critical condition and is on life

Berwyn police investigate the scene of a serious bicyclist accident at the intersection of 26st., and East Ave., in Berwyn, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.      (Courtesy of Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

Berwyn police investigate the scene of a serious bicyclist accident at the intersection of 26st., and East Ave., in Berwyn, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (Courtesy of Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

support at Loyola University Life Hospital. Justin Carver was struck by a truck at the intersection of 26th and East Ave. as he attempted to cross 26th while the truck

simultaneously made a left turn off of East Ave. Carver was brought into Loyola’s Trauma Center unconscious according to Berwyn fire officials.

The Stickney-Forest View Library, where Carver works as an Adult Library Services assistant, has been collecting donations on behalf of Carver and his family.

Library supervisor Oscar Arellano said that Carver’s wife, Kim, informed him that that her husband had undergone surgery and remains on life support.

Some Berwyn residents are upset at the perceived carelessness of drivers.

Berwyn resident William Richards was worried about the safety of some bike riders when he said, “I have seen the way drivers treat some people on bikes here and there’s no way on earth I would want to ride, especially during rush hour when he [Carver] was hit.”

Berwyn officials and police have yet to release further information about the case.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Berwyn biker on life support

  1. DJ

    The way I have seen some bikers ride, I am surprised more accidents don’t happen. I am a bike rider too and I see bike riders riding against traffic, blowing traffic control devices such as stop signs and red lights. Bike accidents will decrease when bike riders start paying attention and obeying traffic laws!!

  2. Anthony Garcia

    Great point, thanks DJ!!!

  3. DJ, it’s worth noting that this was a case where the bicyclist was riding lawfully. The crash occurred because the left-turning driver failed to yield.

  4. James

    This happened because Berwyn, Cicero and Riverside refuse to put up bike lanes on 26th street or Cermak Rd. I hope the wife can find a good attorney able to highlight these towns negligence.

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